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Allows you to sling weapons (and bags) over either shoulder.

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To be honest, it always kinda bugged me that you can only carry weapons on your right shoulder and bags on your left in NeoScavenger. Maybe it's for game balance, but I can't see why one shoulder is so "special" that it can only hold guns, and the other bags.

Hence, this little tweak mod I made for personal use; it was the first mod I made, in fact. However, after seeing a few people post requesting this, I decided to share it publicly.


With this mod, you can "sling" long firearms (rifles, shotguns, gauss gun, laser rifle, etc.), crowbars and long bows over either shoulder. Likewise, you can carry small bags (right now, just the birch bag) on either shoulder too.

This mod also includes a new "strapped" version of the laser rifle (and matching recipe), as well as changing the original version so that you can no longer sling it over your shoulder without a strap. No other stats are changed.

The final change this mod makes is purely cosmetic and "fixes" a personal irritation of mine: the unidentified names for shotguns are now changed to "shotgun" and "military shotgun" (for the Perforator and SBS4, respectively), since I found it baffling that even the most firearm-ignorant person wouldn't know the difference between a pump-action shotgun and a hunting rifle. Nothing else is changed besides the unidentified names, and Ranged skill characters will still identify the weapons in more detail as before.

Note that when making "strapped" items "dual shoulder compatible", I deliberately left out the duffel bag and compound bow, for both balance and realism sake. It is possible (if cumbersome) to carry a rifle slung over each shoulder; it would be pretty hard to move if you had a full duffel bag or two compound bows hanging off your back in the way the game arranges them.

That said, I believe in giving folks options; if you use the included "getmods.ShoulderedPlus.php" (put it in your main NeoScavenger folder and rename it "getmods.php"), you will be able to put duffel bags and strapped compound bows on either shoulder too without any limits at all.


Unpack this mod to your NeoScavenger folder (it should end up in the subfolder "Mods"). The included "getmods.php" file will activate the mod automatically.

For expert users, also included in the package are "getmods.Shouldered.php" (a backup in case you accidentally delete the new "getmods.php") and "getmods.ShoulderedPlus" (described above); to use either of these, copy one of them to your main NeoScavenger folder and rename it to "getmods.php".


Included is a "compatibility patch" for use with Kaaven's MmMoD. If you use that mod, copy "getmods.MmMoD+Shouldered.php" to your main NeoScavenger folder and rename to "getmods.php". If you have everything installed as instructed (this mod and MmMoD), you will be now be able to sling the new double-barrel shotguns from MmMoD over either shoulder too.

I have also included compatibility patches for use with Chiko's NeoScavengerExtended (NSE) mod. To use both mods together, copy "getmods.Extended+Shouldered.php" to your main NeoScavenger folder and rename to "getmods.php". You will now be able to sling waterskins, strapped spears and makeshift longarm weapons from NSE over either shoulder.

Note that due to the complexity of both mods, you will not be able to use both NSE or MmMoD at the same time.

Most recent cross-mod compatibility (as of writing): NSE v3.8, MmMoD v0.91.


I consider this mod "finished" as it stands, unless anyone finds any bugs (please let me know!) or a future NeoScavenger version (or NSE/MmMoD mod updates) renders it in need of updating.